The Volkswagen Arteon has been spotted in northern Spain thanks to our spy photographers who managed to snap the four-door coupe as it undergoes testing. The successor to the CC was first teased in sketch form not too long ago, ahead of its debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.
While the prototype seen here is wearing a substantial amount of camouflage, certain design cues can be clearly seen. The most obvious is the car’s profile, which appears to be nigh identical to the Sport Coupe Concept GTE from 2015, featuring a rakish roofline that has touch of Audi A5 Sportback to it.
Also visible are the three-dimensional-design headlamps, two-section front grille, sunroof, shark fin antenna and ten-spoke alloy wheels finished in black. Even though the car’s rear is covered here, the Arteon sketch revealed a boot spoiler, another physical feature found on the concept.
The same can be said of the car’s fender vents, although the hood vents may not make the transition into the final production model. The Arteon is expected to be longer than the CC, and will ride on a stretched version of the modular MQB platform.
The usual TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines, paired with a range of manual and DSG dual-clutch transmissions, will likely make its way under the Arteon’s hood. Given the fact that the MQB platform is capable of accommodating a hybrid powertrain, the Arteon could also be the recipient of one.
On the Sport Coupe Concept GTE, a V6 TSI engine along with two electric motors offered a total system output of 380 hp. In terms of performance, Volkswagen claimed a range of up to 1,000 km, a 50 km pure electric range and a 0-100 km/h time of 5.2 seconds.